Though Chicago or California are probably the first locales thought of when gang activity is mentioned, there are crews all over the country getting it in. Indianapolis is no different. The city is the home of the Gett Money Gang (GMG), which is known for trafficking drugs and guns in the city. Due to their alleged criminal actions in the Butler-Tarkington section of city, nine members of the gang were arrested this week. Six more are still being sought.
Seventeen guns, nearly 6 grams of cocaine, 26 pounds of marijuana and more than $32,000 in cash were seized from the Gett Money Gang, police said, after a months-long joint investigation by local and federal law enforcement that involved monitoring jail calls, wiretapping phones and following the suspects on drug runs.
The suspects, mostly in their early 20s, face charges varying from conspiracy to commit dealing in marijuana, corrupt business influence, criminal gang activity, criminal recklessness and maintaining a common nuisance. Court records allege members shot up buildings and sold large quantities of marijuana out of two homes at West 71st Street and North Michigan Road, and West 64th Street and North Michigan Road.
The authorities claim that GMG members posted threats of violence and sought out firearms sales on social media. There are also alleged songs and music videos, allegedly produced by the gang, boasting robberies, assaults and murders. The Star reports:
These streets we terrorizing, running around with these pistols,” some of the suspects sang in an August 2013 video posted on YouTube. The men wore matching T-shirts with clenched fists full of money and the words “Gett Money Gang” emblazoned on the front, records say. “Do the wrong thing and they get that chopper, got a few (expletive) straight fools with it, don’t mind at all and they’ll drop your daughter.”
None of the individuals arrested were charged with any violence, but court records imply that many of the knocked have been involved in “a litany of shootings dating back to 2012.” Those records also show that the GMG may be behind “some of Butler-Tarkington’s most high-profile homicides of 2015.” Though most face low-level felonies which could get them sentences of up to six years in prison, the prosecution is looking to utilize gang enhancements to extend those bids.